Thursday, June 21, 2018

Butterflies and Web Ribbon!

Hello everyone:

I created a tag this past week using Creative Impressions Web Ribbon in a similar way to the card I featured earlier.

I demoed this at Artsy Stamps and Papercrafts last Saturday.  I used a lovely image from The Stamp Doctor.  It was very easy to make.  Sorry I forgot to take photos of the steps along the way.  Here's what I did:

I began by choosing some Ranger Distress Paints in similar colors to what is on my main image.  I added the paint to a craft sheet, spritzed it with water and then dabbed and dragged the tag through the paint.  I finally dried it with a heat tool.

I didn't need to adhere the Web Ribbon to the tag directly as I knew that it would be secured once the main image was adhered as well as at the top with the ribbon.

The bow at the top of the tag was created with our Crepe Ribbon.  To finish it off, I adhered a lovely paper rose to the bow center and curled the wire with the end of a pencil.

Finally, I added the words "be" and "happy" that were cut from a piece of 7 Gypsies paper and adhered to the main image.

Hope you like the tag.  Time to play and create your own!


Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Butterfly Birthday Wishes

Happy Tuesday Everyone!  Today I am featuring a simple card made with Creative Impressions embellishments along with Fab Scraps and Stamp Doctor beautiful papers!

The butterfly images are from a sheet by Stamp Doctor.  I layered this main image onto a panel with patterned paper and Creative Impressions Pink Web.  I think the background paper created a softness to the card and the Web added texture.

The panel was adhered to a folded card.  Then I added 3 Creative Impressions Metallic Butterflies to the main panel for some interest.

The panel was adhered to the base card:

Finally, I added a bow at the bottom created with Creative Impressions Crepe Ribbon.  Here is the finished card once again:

Hope you like this sweet card with lots of butterfly wishes!
Happy creating!

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Happy Birthday - Touches of Color

Another simple card today.  My schedule is really busy lately and I'm LOVING simple.  You?

This was a fun color play.  Very little color in the card, but a nice exercise in tying in touches of color for balance. 

The Creative Impressions brads and flower brad gave me three touches of yellow.  The layered panel, Creative Impressions flower center and message ribbon gave three touches of purple.  The bird cage, birds and words "happy birthday" gave three touches of black.  I used a twill ribbon layer behind the purple ribbon and balanced that with a kraft card stock card base.  I also did a double matted the card with a white layer which really made the 3D embossed background layer pop.

These will be birthday cards for my little girl cousins.   Creative Impressions always saves the day for me when doing kids birthday cards because I don't have many "kid" stamps or elements.

Thanks for checking out my blog and find some touches of color in your day today!

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Ric Rac Love!

Having SO much fun playing with Creative Impressions jumbo ric rac.
Here's a couple of simple cards with lots of texture.

I stitched a bunch of lengths of Creative Impressions ric rac and then sat and just came up with several different cards.  This one frames a Tim Holtz rub on message with Creative Impressions antique copper frame & brads.  LOVE these little frames.

Here I added a rub on message to Creative Impressions white jumbo brad for a flower center.
Cute message for a birthday card?

Here's a close up of the little embroidered flowers.  Super simple but a fun way to add interest.


Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Howdy from Colorado!

Good morning!  Today I am featuring a Western-theme card:

This card was so fun and easy to create!  I started off by using two images of cowgirls and a sentiment from B Line Designs.  I blended Vintage Distress Ink around the edges of the card stock image and then adhered this panel to a card stock panel.

I made sure to leave quite a bit of my patterned paper showing so that I would have room to add my "lasso" pattern.  I adhered another card stock panel to the patterned paper first.  To create this lasso pattern, I took my glue (either using a fine tip or Matte Medium. I  prefer using Matte Medium as it doesn't show at all when it dries) and "drew" a pattern around the central card image.  Then I used the fabulous Creative Impressions Natural Twine and laid it out over the glue in the established pattern.  To finish, I added six Creative Impressions Antique Copper Primitive Stars randomly over the twine.
The last step was to adhere the whole piece to a folded card and I was done!  Fast and easy!

Don't hesitate to give this card a try!


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Sympathy Card for Pet

Sadly I have found I needed some sympathy cards for friends who have lost beloved dogs lately.  I went through my Creative Impressions stash and discovered some wonderful embellishments that I thought would work well for a card along with some general "Sympathy" stamps.  Here is the card I made:

I die cut a heart and stamped "with sympathy" in the center.  I went around the edges of the heart with red dye ink and adhered the heart to a piece of black and white patterned paper.  Then I adhered a felt doghouse from Creative Impressions Dog Felt Shapes to the card.  I cut the prongs off of a Dog Bone Brad and attached it to the bottom of the doghouse door with Glossy Accents.  Then one last sentiment was stamped, edged with red and adhered to the bottom of the card.

The patterned paper piece was then adhered to a red card stock layer.  I wrapped the Dog Print Twill around the panel on the left side and attached a red Dog Bone Clip.  the whole piece was then adhered to a white card.

I decided the heart looked a little plain, so I created a red bow from Creative Impressions Red 1/8" Organdy Ribbon and adhered to the center of the heart.

Okay, I know some of you will be complaining that I didn't create a "Cat Sympathy" card.  Look for that card next.  I am working on one!  Cats are loved just as much as dogs!

Wishing  you a creative week.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Happy Graduation from Creative Impressions!

Its time to have a few graduation cards on hand.   These can be used for other occasions, so I like to make a couple extra. 

Creative Impressions mini star brads give this card some flair!

I love stars!  They are really versatile and can be used for lots of different occasions and themes.  Its easy to find quotes and song lyrics to use as your sentiment. 

This song lyric is probably better suited to someone who graduated 40 years ago (who, me??), but I still like it.  Its a song by Bad Company and I like to use it for graduates.

The card front is watercolor paper.  I'm reaching for that a lot these days because I love the thickness and texture.  I blotted some Antique Linen and Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide inks onto the watercolor paper.  I then added white embossing paste through a flourish stencil.  I cut a star from glitter paper for my shooting star and then added lots of Creative Impressions mini star brads for a trail of little stars.  I used some sunflower Perfect Pearls powder which I applied with a dry paint brush to the stenciled embossing paste.  Spritz with water to adhere.

Pretty simple card but the graduates are looking for what's inside, right?